1 Nov — 14 Dec 2019

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

★★★★½ “Cosi stands test of time in outstanding new production.” The Age
★★★★½ "A well-cast rollercoaster ride of pathos and black comedy" Limelight

By Louis Nowra
Directed by Sarah Goodes

An Aussie classic full of comedy mayhem.

This heart-warming and hilarious Australian comedy comes to STC for the first time.

Set in a psychiatric facility, Così is a play about friendship, romance, community and difference. It’s 1971 and Australia is protesting the war in Vietnam. But inside the hospital, the resident patients are listening to Mozart, learning their lines and occasionally skipping their medication. It’s art, it’s mayhem, it’s a wonderful roller coaster all the way to opening night.

The icing on the cake is that it’s all based on playwright Louis Nowra’s own life. In the 1970s, he himself directed a musical with patients from Melbourne’s Mont Park Psychiatric Hospital. The one-off performance brought joy to everyone involved.

Now, Helpmann Award-winning Director Sarah Goodes (The Children) brings this joy to our stage. With its cast of loveable characters, Così offers a touching reminder of how art can make our spirits soar.

Approx. duration 2hrs 40 mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info
Content warning Strong language, adult themes, theatrical haze and the use of herbal cigarettes. Subject to change. More info

Cosi was first performed by Company B at the Belvoir Street Theatre in 1992.


Mon – Thu performances
Adult $103
Seniors cardholder $93
Concession $82
Under 30 $50

Fri & Sat performances $108

Preview performances $75
Under 30 $50

Transaction fees may apply
$8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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